Community Economic Development Fund Foundation (CEDF)
The mission of the Community Economic Development Fund Foundation (CEDF) is to strengthen neighborhood economies by providing flexible financing and technical support to businesses, community organizations and initiatives in communities throughout Connecticut. We help to stabilize and grow small businesses so individuals can realize their dreams, families can celebrate increased financial independence, and communities can prosper.
CEDF is a state-wide non-profit 501c3 organization serving low-to-moderate income small business owners and small businesses in underserved communities regardless of income, which cannot acquire loan capital from traditional lending institutions. We offer educational and advisory support to all of our clients, so CEDF loan recipients (along with non-recipient entrepreneurs in the community) are equipped with the guidance they need to foster small business growth.